Congratulations to my dear Lauren, and to her dear Michael!
Their May 16th wedding — the anniversary of their first date — went wonderfully. She made a lovely bride in a be-beaded gown that glowed in the candlelight, and he made a dashing groom in his Army dress uniform. They exited the church with a traditional sword ceremony, complete with the final two swordsmen refusing to let the couple pass until the bride agreed to join the Army and sealed the deal with a kiss (with her new husband, of course!).
It was a wonderful, joyous evening, and I wish them all the best!